Monday, June 22, 2009

My very first Canvas project


Ok, I have avoided doing any type of canvas for a long time. I've seen many beautiful pieces but until recently have not tried it.

This is a canvas project I created using the Cosmo Cricket Early Bird line. Isn't this perfect to hang in a kitchen? What a bright and cheery way to start your day!

Update: I've had a question about paper on canvas so I thought I'd update this thread with some info. Basically how I did this canvas was to paint it with a light coat of acrylic paint. It takes about 15-20 minutes for a light coat to dry and the more you put on the longer it takes. You could also work directly on the canvas as well. Then I used a liquid adhesive product called Zip Dry for attaching the paper to the canvas. Other than that, I treated this project just like a scrapbook page! I'm sure there are more techniques on the internet for canvas, but I have not done any searching since I decided to start out simple!

So leave me a comment and let me know if you have worked with canvas! And if you are up to sharing your canvas design with everyone make sure you leave a link in the comments section! I would love to be inspired by others who have more canvas experience than I do!

13 comments:

jen said...

I have painted on canvas (ladybugs & dragonflys to match my daughter's room), but never done any paper on canvas projects. I did a quick search & can't find the pic of the paintings.... dang!
this looks AMAZING! As all of your projects do! :)

Gayles1 said...

Hey Lisa
Could you tell a beginner more about working with paper on canvas? Looking for a project to make some wall art for my daughter's living room. What supplies do I need? Are their special things to consider when selecting paper for this kind of crafting?
Thanks

Meg said...

Super cute :)

Tona said...

I haven't worked with canvas before. You'tempting me to give it a try though ;)
As usual, I love your project.

rebecca lucille said...

one of my favorite techniques for putting paper to canvas is using gel medium.... depending on the weight of the medium used you can also adhere or imbed cool charms, metals, thick chipboard...etc. I have one canvas I did with the peeled paint technique... but my ex-husband has it...it was a canvas I made for Father's Day one year...he loved it! If I can get a photo of it, I'll post it. Meanwhile, if I get the chance to work on some projects this weekend, maybe I'll do some!

soccerboyzmom said...

I have done a type of scrapbook page of a friends dogs on a 10 by 12 conavas. I can't find the picture, but I found the adhesive to use is ZIP DRY. I love your idea and want to try that.

Linda B said...

I love your first canvas project;) I use canvas all the time. Sometimes I use Zip Dry, and I use Glossy Accents to attach embellishments. Other times I use Mod Podge to adhere my papers. You can checkout some of my creations at my blog http://muktownecraftroom.blogspot.com
Just do a search with the keyword "canvas".

Sandy said...

Another beautiful Early Bird project! WOW!! I love this! =)

onlycarol1 said...

This is beautiful. The only question or thought I have is shouldn't it be protected with a coat of modge podge to prevent those papers from fading or peeling, etc? Hmmmmm, I wonder ...

Arabella said...

I think your canvas art work is super cute! Thanks for sharing. I havent thought about doing that sort of thing with all my card making supplies!

Lea Sanders said...

Me, too--canvas is a bit intimadating. I just need to get over it and try it. Great project!

tina said...

I. Want to do a canvas album project but not sure how to attach embellishments and pictures to the canvas. Any suggestions? Thanks!!!

lfalduto said...

Hey Tina! Good question!

If you are doing canvas stuck to canvas I recommend a permanent fabric glue like liquid stitch. When I do paper on canvas I use Zip Dry. Hope this helps!